World Travels

Travels around the globe

Dole to Gokyo

The day's plan originally was going to be limited to a 2.5 mile climb to the town of Machermo where we'd spend the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the altitude.  Going from 13,000 feet at Dole to 14,650 at Ma... Read More...

Namche to Dole

After the previous days hike and a good night of sleep, it was amazing how good both Ian and I felt when we woke up this morning. After a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast (again!), we headed off down... Read More...

Namche Bazzar Day Trip

 After coming from sea level to nearly 12,000 feet in less than a week, it was time to stop for a day and let our bodies adjust to the altitude. Nearly all trekkers stop in Namche for at least two nigh... Read More...

Phakding to Namche Bazzar

 The next morning started out extremely pleasant, with clear skies and nice cool weather. Ian and I headed out at a nice clip, just lazily letting the miles go by and enjoying the scenery. The trail ha... Read More...

Lukla to Phakding

 After a couple of days in Kathmandu, I was so happy to leave that I  wasn't even annoyed in the slightest by the 4:30 am wake-up requirement to get to the airport.   Myself, Ian, and Deepak our guide ... Read More...

Arrival in Kathmandu

 Kathmandu is one of the most surreal places I've been yet. 1700 year old statues that any museum or private collector would love to have are just sitting in open temples with absolutely no security. H... Read More...

Isla Genovesa

 The third stop on our trip was at Genovesa Island.  This was the longest sail we'd have to do on the trip, and was the worst nights sleep any of us experienced.  Our boat was comfortably sized for the... Read More...

Isla Lobos, Galapagos

 The first stop on the Galapagos trip was a small little island just off the coast of Isla Santa Cruz.  It's not the most spectacular island, but for a group of tourists who are very eager to get their... Read More...

Baghdad’s International Zone

r]After months of sitting in the same location in Victory Base, I finally had the opportunity to get out of the office, and make a brief trip to the International Zone in the center of Baghdad.  The IZ was ... Read More...